Happy Birthday, Dom

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The Red Sox great is 90 years old, and still following the Red Sox every day. If only he, like so many others, had not missed three prime seasons to war, he might be in the Hall of Fame:

  • 1941 (age 24) — .283/.385/.408 165 hits, 108 OPS+
  • 1942 (25) — .286/.364/.437 178 hits, 122 OPS+
  • 1946 (29) — .316/.393/.427 169 hits, 123 OPS+
8 comments… add one
  • Hey Sox Fans, HAPPY TRUCK DAY!!!
    It’s on.

    LocklandSF February 12, 2007, 11:42 am
  • I relocated to San Francisco about two years ago now, and everytime we walk by the church in North Beach (SF’s “Little Italy”), my girlfriend says “That’s where Joe DiMaggio’s brother was married.”
    That’s about all of the Sox history I need.

    walein February 12, 2007, 11:56 am
  • Happy Birthday Dom. The Fake Dimaggio. There is always one Dimaggio, taht is Joe Dimaggio

    Ulyssess February 12, 2007, 12:46 pm
  • I love this card; You don’t see many ballplayers in specs, and Dom looks more like a college intern than an All-Star. His smile is so warm it seems to have infected that goofy Red Sox logo. It’s hard to
    square that temperament with his more regal brother. But even with those lost years, it seems unlikely Dom would be a serious Hall
    candidate. Even with an additional 600 hits he’d still be far from 3,000. But no one’s going to forget that family name.

    YF February 12, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Why is it that the Red Sox took 86 years to win and the Yankees are taking a bigger pounding for 6 years?

    K February 12, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • HAPPY HAPPY DOM D! Underrated for all time!

    Baseball Tickets February 12, 2007, 4:34 pm
  • I love that Sock logo by the way. I wish they still had it. It’s so cool.

    Paul SF February 12, 2007, 5:27 pm
  • For any of you that haven’t read it, The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship,
    by David Halberstam is a great book in my opinion about the friendship between Teddy, Bobby, Dom and Johnny.

    LocklandSF February 12, 2007, 5:28 pm

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